School of Form

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Optimisation of point pressures

The Optimisation of Point Pressures proposes a new, more flexible and comfortable way to design prosthetic limbs.

Interviews and research into the discomfort of lower limb prosthetics reveal that it is primarily a result of rigidity in the prosthetic socket. The flexible socket of the Optimisation of Point Pressures project relieves typically sensitive areas of remaining limbs by improving the weight distribution during the walking process. This elimination of point pressures uses information collected from MRI scans of the user’s limb, allowing for a design that can be varied according to individual pressure points. This research further establishes the potential of personalized, 3D-printed prosthetics that respond the each user’s needs.

School of Form

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Optimisation of point pressures

The Optimisation of Point Pressures proposes a new, more flexible and comfortable way to design prosthetic limbs.

Interviews and research into the discomfort of lower limb prosthetics reveal that it is primarily a result of rigidity in the prosthetic socket. The flexible socket of the Optimisation of Point Pressures project relieves typically sensitive areas of remaining limbs by improving the weight distribution during the walking process. This elimination of point pressures uses information collected from MRI scans of the user’s limb, allowing for a design that can be varied according to individual pressure points. This research further establishes the potential of personalized, 3D-printed prosthetics that respond the each user’s needs.

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